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Scottish Commercialisation Competition

APSE Scotland is pleased to announce that our Scottish Commercialisation Competition is now open!

All Scottish local authorities have the opportunity to put forward an A4 outline of a commercial idea they would like to take forward as a Council / department to business case completion.  


Competition Process

Councils will have 4 weeks (closing date 31st of October) to provide their outline proposal before the competition is closed and the assessment process commences. Local authorities can enter one or more idea for consideration.

All entries will be assessed by an independent panel, the panel will be looking at the following criteria: -

• How innovative is the idea?

• Could this be scaled up to benefit all 32 local authorities?

• How practical is the idea to implement?

Once the winning idea has been agreed by the independent panel, the successful local authority will be contacted to begin the next steps.


Competition Prize

APSE Solutions will provide five days of consultancy to put together a business case for the winning local authority. It should be noted that these five days will be a mixture of two on site and 3 desk-based days. The winning local authority will be required to commit time and resources to aid the consultancy team, this in order for them to receive the maximum value from the consultancy and achieve a completed business case.

Please complete and submit the notification of interest form below and you will then be sent a proposal template for completion.

Please note closing date for proposals to be returned is 31 October 2018 and these should be emailed to Lmcnab@apse.org.uk.


Notification of interest

Please fill out the form below to submit your notification of interest and receive your proposal template for completion by 31 October 2018.


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Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.




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